MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has prepared the National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite ahead of the return to training by the clubs of the Philippines Football League (PFL).
PFL clubs, as well as teams of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), received the go-signal to resume training from the government last July 3. Clubs were then tested for COVID-19 last week ahead of the resumption.
The PFF reported via their official website that the National Training Center is now ready, with three pitches available to be used by the PFL clubs. The center has one FIFA-funded 105 meter x 68 meter artificial turf and two 20 meter x 40 meter mini artificial pitches funded by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
"We thank the FIFA and AFC for providing the facilities needed to improve the PFF National Training Center," PFF president Mariano "Nonong" Araneta said.
"These developments in the facility are a great help to clubs and our own national teams in their training sessions," he added.
PFL clubs will train at the Carmona facility, which will serve as a "bubble" to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Games will be held there as well, once the federation and the league secure the approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force.
The PFF guaranteed that the training center is fully compliant with its protocols, which includes mandatory temperature checks, use of face masks, and physical distancing, among others.
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